Volleyball survives scare for 17th win

Volleyball survives scare for 17th win
September 28, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine's volleyball team received a game-one ambush but, thanks to the play of its reserves, came back to win the next three and take the match victory. The Eagles - 17-2, 4-1 in the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) - won the match by scores of 23-30, 30-28, 30-8, 30-24. After dropping the first game with an uncharacteristic .095 attack percentage and several unforced errors, head coach Jennifer Wildes summoned several of her non-starters to the forefront. Led by Sierra Griffin, Maggie Papoccia (No. 2, pictured at left), Amanda Agamy, Annie Hovanec and Chelsea Palaske, the unit restored order and won game two. Benedictine went on the dominate game three and game four to close out the match. Statistically, Benedictine was led by Kayla Leyden and Danielle Mikos, with 13 and 12 kills, respectively. Sarah Ruzicka also added 11 kills, three serve aces and two solo blocks. Setter Angela Vitto had 45 assists and 15 digs. Sarah Flores had a team-leading 19 digs and Leyden added 12 more.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.